We have a Sunny, Spacious, and Modern 2500 sq. ft. sunny and updated home for those looking for the entire family and/or extended family. The house is an 8 minute walk to beaches, for surf, boogie boarding, relaxing, etc. We are just a few minutes drive from Crow's Nest Restaurant on the harbor. A five minute drive to world class surf at Pleasure Point break, the "HOOK", "38th", "Sharks", "26th", etc. We are located on a quiet dead end street, with access to a park and playground across the way for kids. It is a 10 minute drive to the pier and boardwalk (15-20 min. during summer traffic). There are a number of grocery stores within a 5-10 minute drive (Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Safeway). Go for a swim or surf at the beach and come back and soak in the large 6 person hot tub, or cook up a fantastic meal in the newly renovated kitchen with stainless appliances. We have a beautiful garden with organic veggies and a sand box for kids. A large sunny, and open feel to the living room with french doors leading to a beautiful and expansive ipe deck, with bbq grill. We have a flat screen LCD HDTV with a BluRay DVD player.
Master: Huge room with private bath, king bed and a leather futon that folds down into a double bed.
Kids Room: Queen bed
Bunkbed Room: Double bed and twin bed
Sleigh Bed Room: Queen bed
(We have two twin mattresses which we can pull out to accommodate a larger group.)
(THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOME, so please if you plan to have a raging party this is NOT the home for you. It is located on a very quiet neighborhood street and we are good friends with the neighbors on either side of us and do not wish to upset them with late night drinking in the hot tub.) We welcome family gatherings and groups to enjoy yourselves, but with respect to the quiet neighborhood and reasonable get together noise. Please read House Rules before booking, so that there are no misunderstanding or miscommunications. Also, absolutely no pets due to other guests who may have allergies.
The house is equipped with basic spices, oils, salt/pepper, etc. in the kitchen. We have 2 sets of bath towels in each room, but please bring your own beach towels. Basic shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms.
Please read house rules placed on the kitchen island when you check in. Thank you!
Relax, enjoy and play.
Shoe free home, so please take shoes off and leave them in the front entry.
No fires of any kind. (i.e. charcoal grill, fire pits, etc.) We provide a gas grill.
We love animals but no pets please.
No access to garage.
Spring/Summer check in and check out times are firm. Check in 4:00pm and
Check out 11:00am
Please bring your own beach towels, do not take bath towels to the beach.
Please observe quiet hours 10:00pm--8:00am. (Santa Cruz County Noise Ordinance) We have had complaints from neighbors of loud parties into the wee hours. You can just take the party inside the house. (We are located on a quiet dead end street.)
4 Car parking available in the driveway and the gravel (5 total) also directly across from the house, on the street. Do not park in front of other homes. There should be no more than a total of 6 cars.
Please rinse off all sand before soaking in the hot tub.
Unless prearranged, the house is limited to the number of guests given during reservations. We do not allow large events in our home. Please include children in the number of guests when making your reservation, unless they are under the age of 1 years old.
This is our home we live in full time, not just a vacation rental.
House Check Out Procedure:
*Please run the dishwasher for the final load.
*Return any furniture that may have been moved, back to its original place. (That includes the deck furniture.)
*If books/toys/games were used, please return them where they were found and in the original condition.
*Please take your garbage out and recycle as much as you can.
*Please turn off all lights and/or heater if used.
*Please close any windows that were opened during your stay.
Due to one or two bad apples, here is a list of potential charges so that there are no misunderstandings:
Breaking of house quiet hour rules (10:00PM-8AM) -
Santa Cruz County Noise Ordiance Rules--------------------------------------$350
Pets in the house---------------------------------------------------------------$200
(Take the party inside during quiet hours, this includes the HOT TUB)
Unreasonable amount of sand in hot tub------------------------$75
(Check your pockets before entering)
Carpet stains depending on the size and type of stain---------$50 and up.
(Recommended to keep food and drinks downstairs)
Damage to granite countertops/cabinets------------------------$(Estimates from specialist)
Damage to furniture, cabinets, any general damage----------$Cost of repair or replacement
House left excessively dirty---------------------------------------$150
(I.e. spilled spaghetti sauce all over cabinets/floor, large spills left on the stove, overall condition of the house)
Any additional guests that were not prearranged...................$100 per night
(Unless prearranged, the house is limited to the number of guests given during reservations. We do not allow large events in our home. Children over the age of ONE should be included in the number of guests when making your reservation.)
Late checkout after 11:00am an additional -------------------$150 for every hour thereafter, unless prearranged with us.
Lost keys (we would have to re-key the house)----------$150
This is not to scare you from enjoying the use of the house, please enjoy yourselves, we just want to protect ourselves and our home. This only stems from a couple of bad guests, so please do not take it personally. On the flipside, we have had many amazing guests stay in our home more often than not. So again, relax and enjoy your stay!!!
All the best,
Our group enjoyed our stay, the house is sunny and comfortable, everyone slept well and we have no complaints! 10 min walk to the beach if you take the shortcut through the schoolyard. Overall comfortable stay.
Staying at Sun's home in Santa Cruz was a great experience. The house is spacious, comfortable, and full of amenities. Everything you need to enjoy your vacation. Sun was very easy to communicate with prior to and during the stay. Overall great experience.
I loved the home. Clean, spacious, inviting and warm, this house felt like my family could've inhabited it themselves. The beds were amazing, the deck was ideal, there was a great dining room table and kitchen (fully stocked) to make our stay that much more pleasurable. The only downside was a lukewarm hot tub. We'd definitely stay here again.
Staying in Sun's home was just like coming to our own home - instantly welcoming. Check-in was flexible and easy, and she even tagged up the day before to ask if we needed anything special for our Friendsgiving weekend. All amenities exactly as described or better - the beds extraordinarily comfortable, hot tub clean and hot, fresh fruits and vegetables growing in the garden. Massive kitchen island perfect for a full house to cook on, and the openness of the Great Room meant everyone was part of the action, whether they were cooking, watching football, or playing Bananagrams. We made excellent use of the Safeway around the corner and the parks literally across the street (great for some flag football). For next time (assuming we venture away from the house, which maybe we won't!), we've set our sights on the beach (10 minutes walk) or Penny's Ice Creamery (less than a mile). All around the house, comfortably and expertly decorated, are happy family photos, international art, stacks of tabletop games, and case after case of adventurous books. It is clear this is a special family, and we very much hope to meet them in person on a future trip through Santa Cruz!
A beautiful home nestled in a quiet neighborhood. This place was exactly what my family was looking for as we prepared for a wedding. The house was clean and true to the description. The hosts were very understanding of our needs and kept an open line of communication during the reservation process, which was very helpful leading up to our stay. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your warm and wonderful home.
Nice house. Clean and comfortable. Too far for us to walk to the beach with two little kids but we had a great time at Twin Lakes beach which is only a 5 minute drive.
Hello Sun and Paul, The house was great. The kitchen a god send as my chef son and I had to frost and decorate the wedding cake. The kitchen island was a great gathering place for the family as we were together for this lovely occasion.
We loved the hot tub, but did notice a bit of sand in it. Did not bother us but it did concern us. Also we had trouble hitting the right timing for the temperature to be right. A couple times we got it and a couple times we did not.
My son who lives in Soquel loved the neighborhood. We found it a bit noisy, between the neighbors and the road work. We are just used to more space!! Not your fault!!!
Thank you again for letting us in early on Saturday, and for the bottle of wine. I needed every minute of that time to get the cake done. I hope you found everything in good order. We tried to be very conscious. A few things may not have gotten put back in the right places. Hope it was not a big deal.
Hi we're the Garcia family. We are a fun loving, adventurous family, that welcomes travelers of all kinds. We have traveled all over the world and experienced various accommodations in the process, and love the concept of Airbnb! With our 2 boys, we have started our travels again and want to share our home with others. We love to play outside, and luckily Santa Cruz is a mecca for outdoor entertainment. If you enjoy the ocean, you will love staying at our place.